Margaine 'Le Brut' Champagne NV
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 17267
Wine Advocate 92
"Arnaud Margaine’s NV Brut Premier Cru is gorgeous. White flowers, crushed rocks and green pears literally jump from the glass in this beautifully delineated, energetic Champagne. Vivid, crystalline and beautifully layered, the Premier Cru impresses for its balance and exceptional overall harmony. This is a great effort in its peer group. The Premier Cru is 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, 50% vintage 2009 and the remainder reserve wines back to 2002. I would give the Premier Cru another 6-12 months to be fully expressive post-disgorgement. Disgorgement date: July 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. - Wine Advocate (Nov 2012)"
Wine Spectator 92
"Refined, with aromatic anise, almond and raisin notes that are finely layered with berry, cassis, candied lemon peel and smoke flavors. Lip-smacking acidity keeps this fresh and lively through to the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. –AN - Spectator (Nov 2011)"
Allen Meadows 91
"An intensely citrusy nose also offers up notes of white flowers and a very subtle but not invisible hint of reduction. There is a very clean mouth feel to the crisp, cool and linear flavors that possess a moderate effervescence before culminating a rich and borderline creamy finish that invites another sip. This is a lovely effort that is drinking perfectly now. - Burghound (Issue 52)"
Stephen Tanzer 90
"(90% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir; bottled in July, 2013 after 26 months on its lees): Bright straw. Fresh melon and peach on the nose, with a dusty mineral quality adding complexity and lift. Juicy honeydew and pit fruit flavors are concentrated and energetic, picking up bitter quinine and toasty lees notes with air. Finishes with good focus and lingering floral and spice qualities. - Tanzer (Dec 2013)"
" 56% 2007, 24% ’06, 10% ’05, 8% ’99 and 1% of ’94 Pinot Noir. I know, there’s a missing
one per-cent. That’s polysorbate-80, for freshness. Disgorged 1/10; this is surprisingly
good on so many levels, so close after disgorgement, so much ’07; it’s fine, detailed and distinctive, cool fruit and expressive chalk. It’s balanced on the dry side, so a nice aperitif
or starter-course wine. A long and blatantly chalky finish. Show this to someone
who insists you can’t taste the chalk!
Violet and hyacinth aromas make you think of Riesling (as these wines often do), but the palate is all apples and Rainier cherries with a chalk-powder sprinkle; wonderfully silky and generous, refined and accurate. A virtual Blanc de Blancs; 90% Chardonnay to 10% Pinot Noir. " ~ Winery notes
A Great Champagne at a reasonable proce - This is an exceptional champagne and beats many of the big names that command $20 to $30 more per bottle.
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